Marinus van Reymerswaele: The Calling of Saint Matthew via Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum
On Tuesday March 19 and Wednesday March 20, 2024, a university symposium organized by REFORC in collaboration with the Musée International de la Réforme and St Peter’s Cathedral, Geneva, will take place.
Exceptional opening of the MIR on Monday March 18, 2024 from 10am to 5pm and exceptional closing on Tuesday March 19, 2024.
Much has been said and written about the link between Calvinism and capitalism, but what about thoughts and practices on money in modern Christianity in general? The Bible, as a normative source for this period, says that “it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Mat. 19:24). What role has this view, and this belief in general, played in money-related issues in modern Christianity? How has the use of money been criticized in sermons and texts, promoted in economics and politics, and visualized in the arts? How did cities and rulers deal with beggars and poverty, as well as the public display of wealth? How did banks, patrons and religious foundations function? The colloquium addresses these questions in the light of current issues, and aims for an interdisciplinary and interfaith academic exchange.
More information on the REFORC website